CDC NHSN LTCF Weekly Healthcare Personnel (HCP) & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Page UPDATED (6/22)

Weekly health care personnel (HCP) & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting Long-term care facilities can track weekly COVID-19 vaccination data for residents and healthcare personnel (HCP) through NHSN. June 2022 updates As of June 29, there have been three separate updates, all of which are listed below: …

Lean Healthcare and PIPs – Quality Improvement with Dr. Rebecca Cahill

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, vice president of education and certification strategy for AAPACN and Dr. Rebecca Cahill, professor for the Research College of Nursing, discuss how lean healthcare practices can benefit skilled nursing facilities and enhance the performance improvement project (PIP) process and …

CMS Nursing Home Data Sets Updated (5/22)

Five-Star, NHQI, SNF QRP, SNF VBP, and PBJ data Provider Information General information on currently active nursing homes, including number of certified beds, quality measure scores, staffing and other information used in the Five-Star Rating System. Data are presented as one row per nursing home. Last updated: May 1, 2022 • …

TIP: CMS Asking for Comments on New SNF PPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Fiscal Year 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Proposed Rule earlier this month. CMS notes that this proposed rule would update “Payment rates; forecast error adjustment; diagnosis code mappings; the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) parity adjustment, …

NETEC Infographic: The Chain of Infection and How to Use it to Prevent the Spread of Infection in LTC (5/22)

This printable flyer infographic describes the Chain of Infection and How to Use it to Prevent the Spread of Infection in Long-Term Care (LTC) https://repository.netecweb.org/items/show/1666 Files for Download COI in LTC 4.29.2022 Final Compressed.pdf

TIP: SNF Provider Reports Now Available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These reports contain provider performance scores for quality measures, which will be published on Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog (PDC) during the July 2022 release. The Preview Reports are based on quality assessment data submitted by SNFs from Quarter 4, 2020 through …

Highlights from CMS’s 2022 Updates AAPACN Conference Session

Last week, the AAPACN 2022 Conference was held in Las Vegas, bringing together nursing professionals for exceptional learning opportunities. One outstanding session occurred on Thursday, April 14, when representatives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presented on current national initiatives affecting the everyday care of nursing home …

New Measures and New Rules Will Change the SNF VBP Landscape

With the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has signaled a significant commitment to pay-for-performance via the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNF VBP), as well as a significant expectation …

FY 2023 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Pushes SNFs Out of Emergency Mode

While the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) put the brakes on many nursing home initiatives over the past two years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is ready to get back to business in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) proposed …